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‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’

  • 1 ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’

    «Спой песню о шести пенсах», детский стишок. Начинается словами:

    Sing a song of sixpence,


    A pocket full of rye,


    Four-and-twenty blackbirds


    Baked in a pie

    США. Лингвострановедческий англо-русский словарь > ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’

  • 2 sing a new song

    "запеть новую песню", пойти по новому пути [этим. библ. Revelation V, 9]

    Mr Crabbe had learnt at the school of Alexander Pope, and he wrote moral stories in rhymed couplets. Then came the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, and the poets sang new songs. Mr Crabbe continued to write moral stores in rhymed couplets. (W. S. Maugham, ‘The Moon and Sixpence’, ch. II) — Кребб вышел из школы Александра Попа и писал нравоучительные вирши. Затем пришла Французская революция, начались наполеоновские войны, поэты запели новые песни, а Кребб так и продолжал писать свои нравоучительные стихи.

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  • 3 hammer and tongs

    энергично, изо всей силы; отчаянно, яростно; с воодушевлением; ≈ засучив рукава (обыкн. to be или to go at it hammer and tongs, to fall upon smb. или smth. hammer and tongs)

    Malone dashed out of the doorway and fell upon them hammer and tongs. (H. Kingsley, ‘Ravenshoe’, ch. LX) — Мэлон выскочил за дверь и яростно набросился на них.

    Our ships were soon hard at it, hammer and tongs... (Fr. Marryat, ‘Peter Simple’, ch. XXXV) — Вскоре наши корабли открыли ураганный огонь по испанскому флоту...

    When she gets back from Tara she will start again hammer and tongs with the store and those mills... (M. Mitchell, ‘Gone with the Wind’, ch. LVII) — Когда Скарлетт вернется из Тары, она с прежней энергией займется лавкой и лесопилками...

    It all started out of nothing - and then they were at it hammer and tongs - with Emily saying all sorts of things... (A. Christie, ‘The Listerdale Mystery and Other Stories’, ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’) — Хотя все началось с пустяков, вышла целая перебранка. Эмилия ругалась на чем свет стоит...

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  • 4 fall on evil days

    впасть в нищету, бедствовать; влачить жалкое существование; ≈ чёрные дни наступили [выражение создано Дж. Мильтоном: More safe, I sing with mortal voice, unchang'd To hoarse or mute, though fall'n on evil days, On evil days though fall'n and evil tongues. (‘Paradise Lost’, book VII)]

    I felt that I had fallen on evil days and that my life had sunk to a dull and profitless routine. (A. J. Cronin, ‘A Song of Sixpence’, ch. XXIII) — Я понимал, что влачу жалкое существование и что жизнь моя стала скучной и бесполезной.

    It was an old four-story house... that had obviously fallen on evil days. (Th. Wolfe, ‘The Web and the Rock’, ch., XXIV) — Это был старый четырехэтажный дом, который явно знавал лучшие дни.

    She got a letter from an old school friend who had fallen on evil days and hurried to the rescue. (A. Christie, ‘A Murder Is Announced’, ch. 23) — Мисс Блеклок получила письмо от старой школьной подруги, впавшей в нищету, и поспешила помочь ей.

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